Entrepreneurial benefits of Industry 4.0

Alliance "Industry 4.0" meets at Gebr. Schwarz

Industry 4.0 stands for the fourth industrial revolution. After mechanization, electrification and computerization of the industry, the Internet of Things (IoT) is entering the factories and reforms the entire value chain and production logic, as we know by today.

Where are we going? What will drive the strategic approach of a company in future? Which potentials will generate the international market by Industry 4.0? Is my company prepared for the future challenges?

To discuss these issues concretely, Gebr. Schwarz executed an in house workshop on October 21st, which was organized by the IHK Schwarzwald-Baar Heuberg and initiated by the regional Network Mechatronics BW GmbH. Dr. Christoph Zanker, guest speaker of the Allianz 4.0 Baden-Württemberg, gave background information to the theme "Industry 4.0" and illustrated the emerging potentials and the good position of companies located in Baden-Württemberg. Andreas Grupp, Managing Director of the Advanced Applications GmbH, made the keynote speech, the digital transformation by concrete practical examples transparent.

The 30 participants coming from regional companies, worked out in groups three topics with question of, the future corporate strategy, the market potential and the general requirements to implement Industry 4.0. The individual elaborations were finally presented to the full plenum. All participants spoke very positive about this type of event and favor to continue the series in a similar frame and atmosphere.